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SMAPVEX16 Manitoba PALS Brightness Temperature and Soil Moisture Data V001

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

This product contains data derived from permanent in situ soil stations and observations by the Passive Active L-band System (PALS) microwave aircraft instrument. The PALS instrument was mounted to a DC-3 aircraft, which flew six parallel flight lines at an altitude of 3000 m in order to map a 26 km x 48 km domain in Manitoba, Canada. Nine permanent soil stations were distributed throughout this same area.

The soil characteristics included in this data set are volumetric soil moisture, vertically and horizontally polarized brightness temperature, effective soil temperature, effective vegetation temperature, vegetation water content, land cover classification, sand and clay fraction, and volumetric soil moisture uncertainty estimates.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1586713519-NSIDC_ECS
Data First Published 2016-06-08
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2016-07-22
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation SMAPVEX16 Manitoba PALS Brightness Temperature and Soil Moisture Data V001. Version 1. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.
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Program Code 026:001
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Temporal 2016-06-08T00:00:00Z/2016-07-22T23:59:59.999Z

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